Neil Johnson

Wisconsin Native with Global Experience...

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Neil has a Bachelor’s degree in Radio- TV- Film from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Neil has enjoyed a very interesting sales career in the aluminum industry. Working for the major players in the global industry, Neil has been involved in the launch of many exciting new programs within the Aerospace, Defense and Automotive fields. Completing 30 years in the industry, Neil now consults with industry leaders in their growth and drive to add profit in a changing landscape.

Throughout his life, Neil has had an interest in the collecting of military items. Once he moved to the Evansville area, Neil’s passion for this hobby led him to the Evansville Military Collecting Club, for which he has served in the positions of Show Coordinator and now President. He is now routinely requested by hobby publications and show promoters to express his insight and knowledge about the hobby.

A Family man...

Neil is married and he and his wife have 3 tremendous sons, 2 fantastic daughter-in-law’s and 1 grandchild. He is on the Board of Directors of the Evansville Wartime Museum. He attends dozens of shows throughout the country annually to keep up to date on changes to the hobby markets.

Birth of Irish Hitman Promotions...

Mark and Neil met through the local military, gun and knife shows, deciding that the fun they were experiencing was something others found lacking in their local markets. Mark and Neil both feel that a show must be fun, not only for those attending but also for those who market their goods. By driving a cultural change in the manner shows are planned, conducted and reviewed, they intend to bring an exciting new business-like approach to the market